U of Cincinnati Releases Report on Deadly Shooting

September 14, 2015

The University of Cincinnati on Friday released the results of an independent investigation into the fatal shooting by a university police officer -- who has since been indicted for murder -- of a black man in an off-campus traffic stop. The outside report does not offer an opinion on the charges faced by the officer. The study found that the decision to stop the man was appropriate, but that the officer then “made critical errors in judgment and exercised poor police tactics that created a hazard of serious bodily injury or death and heightened the risks of a dangerous escalation.” The report concluded that the shooting “never should have occurred. This incident, which resulted in a tragic loss of life, was entirely preventable.”

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